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Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

Smoking, Obesity and Fat

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Caption: People who smoke tend to eat more high-fat foods. So do obese people. Now investigators, led by a nutrition researcher at Washington University School Of Medicine in St. Louis, are reporting that obese women who smoke have a hard time perceiving fat and sweetness in food, and they also get less enjoyment from tasting food than the other women who were studied, Jim Dryden reports.

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